The hot spring area of Kaga Onsen is made-up of four towns: Yamashiro, Yamanaka, Amazu and Katayamazu. Boasting a 1300-year history, the region is one of Central Japan’s best known and most popular onsen areas. Each town has its own ‘soyu’ (public bathhouse) located near the centre. Typical of most hot spring towns in Japan, each is also home to many guesthouses – with their own in-house hot springs – ranging in price from budget to luxury.
The entire Kaga Onsen area is quite spread out however a convenient shuttle bus service called ‘Canbus’ connects each of the onsen towns, costing JPY1000 for a 1-day pass or JPY1200 for a 2-day pass.
For accommodation options, refer to our ‘Kaga Onsen Area’ hotel page.